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This Ramadan, WALK, FAST & PRAY for Syrian Refugees.

Join us as we walk 5km for Syrian Refugees.

5 years on and the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate with millions of ordinary Syrians having lost their loved ones. With your support we can continue to provide regular healthcare, food distributions and education.

Bring your family and join us as we brave the hunger and thirst during Ramadan to walk 5km for Syrian Refugees.

Locations and Dates

Location Date Start Venue Register Volunteer Fundraise
Birmingham 18 June 2016 18:00 Cannon Hill Park, 2 Russell Road, B13 8RD Register Volunteer Fundraise
Leicester 19 June 2016 18:00 Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, LE4 5AQ Register Volunteer Fundraise
Bradford 25 June 2016 18:00 Lister Park, North Park Road, BD9 4NR Register Volunteer Fundraise
Manchester 26 June 2016 18:00 Heaton Park, Middleton Road, M25 2SW Register Volunteer Fundraise

Event Details

Registration: 18:00 – 19:00

Walk starts: 19:05 – 21:00

Closing ceremony: 21:00 – 21:30

Free iftar meal: Maghrib onwards


Syria: Five Years On

Five years on, the Syrian conflict and the growing scale of human suffering has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis of our time:

• Over 50% of Syria’s population have been driven out of their homes.
• Almost 4 million refugees are living in camps in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.
• The number of Syrians relying on humanitarian aid is an estimated 13.5 million.

The complexity of the political situation has made it extremely difficult for aid to reach those in need. Despite the challenges, Muslim Hands has been working with Syrian communities since 2012.

As well as delivering immediate aid such as food, clean drinking water, emergency medicine and clothing, we also invest in long-term projects like schools, healthcare services and livelihoods projects.

In Lebanon, Syrian and Palestinian refugees make up nearly half the population. For families living in cramped, squalid conditions malnutrition and the spread of diseases are very real dangers.
The Muslim Hands mobile medical clinic has been providing vital care to Syrian families in South Lebanon since 2013. As well as carrying out medical checks, the clinic provides free treatment to over 600 patients every month. Being mobile allows us to access the most vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and pregnant women.

Q. Who can take part in the Walk for Syrian Refugees?

A. The Walk for Syrian Refugees is an event which is open to anyone who is up for the challenge. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

You can also bring your friends and family along with you as the Walk for Syrian Refugees event is about bringing communities together to make a vast difference.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £100. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more pioneering individual fundraising target.

Q. What happens on the day?

A. The registration desk opens at 6.30PM and the walk starts at 19:05PM. Depending on your pace, we anticipate the walk will be completed by all participants between 20:30PM and 21:00PM.
Once completing the walk, iftar and certificates will be provided as well as entertainment and the day will be finished by 21:50PM.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Comfortable walking shoes is a good place to start, it is advisable to bring a fully charged mobile phone in case we need to contact you.

In addition, you do not need to bring a prayer mat as a prayer area will be allocated on the day along with WC facilities to perform Wudhu.

Q. What do I need to bring with me?

A. You can bring your own food if you like but iftar will be provided insha'Allah. It's also a good idea to bring your mobile phone fully charged in case we need to contact you for any reason.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.